The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Sgt. Damien T. Ficek, 26, from Pullman, Wash., died Dec. 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Ficek was assigned to the Army National Guards 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, Spokane, Wash.
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